How To Install VeraCrypt 1.0f-2 On The Most Popular Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the development of TrueCrypt has been dropped, but a bunch of developers have adopted the project and decided to continue the work on the TrueCrypt’s source code. Two worth mentioning TrueCrypt forks are CipherShed (installation instructions) and VeraCrypt.

VeraCrypt has the entire functionality of TrueCrypt, but it also adds security enhancements, allowing the users to encrypt containers on hard drives and even partitions and hard drives.

The latest version available is VeraCrypt 1.0f-2, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • Mounting speed improvement, up to 20% quicker on 64-bit.
  • Add option to set default hash/TrueCryptMode used for mounting volumes.
  • Use TrueCryptMode/Hash specified in command line in password dialog.
  • Solve preferences dialog not closing when clicking on the ‘X’ icon.
  • Solve read-only issue when mounting non-FAT volumes in some cases.
  • Support opening/exploring mounted volumes on desktops other than Gnome/KDE.
  • Solve various installer issues when running on less common configurations
  • Other minor fixes.

how to install VeraCrypt 1.0f-2 on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Peppermint, Elementary OS, Linux Lite, Deepin, Debian, Kwheezy, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva, Arch Linux and Manjaro

In this article I will show you how to install VeraCrypt 1.0f-2 on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Peppermint, Elementary OS, Linux Lite, Deepin, Debian, Kwheezy, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva, Arch Linux and Manjaro systems.

Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install VeraCrypt 1.0f-2 on 32 bit Linux systems:

$ mkdir veracrypt
$ cd veracrypt
$ wget "http://sourceforge.net/projects/veracrypt/files/VeraCrypt%201.0f-2/veracrypt-1.0f-2-setup.tar.bz2"
$ tar -xjvf "veracrypt-1.0f-2-setup.tar.bz2"
$ rm veracrypt-1.0f-2-setup.tar.bz2
$ ./veracrypt-1.0f-2-setup-console-x86

Next press 1 to install VeraCrypt, hit enter to open license, press q to exit from it, type yes to access the license policy and hit Enter to finalize the installation process.

To start the software, open a terminal, type /usr/bin/veracrypt and hit Enter.

How to install VeraCrypt 1.0f-2 on 64 bit Linux systems:

$ mkdir veracrypt
$ cd veracrypt
$ wget "http://sourceforge.net/projects/veracrypt/files/VeraCrypt%201.0f-2/veracrypt-1.0f-2-setup.tar.bz2"
$ tar -xjvf "veracrypt-1.0f-2-setup.tar.bz2"
$ rm veracrypt-1.0f-2-setup.tar.bz2
$ ./veracrypt-1.0e-setup-console-x64

Next press 1 to install VeraCrypt, hit enter to open license, press q to exit from it, type yes to access the license policy and hit Enter to finalize the installation process.

To start the software, open a terminal, type /usr/bin/veracrypt and hit Enter.

Usage instructions:

Create a new volume:

$ veracrypt -t -c

Mount a volume:

$ veracrypt volume.hc /media/veracrypt1

Mount a volume as read-only, using keyfiles:

$ veracrypt -m ro -k keyfile1,keyfile2 volume.tc

Mount a volume without mounting its filesystem:

$ veracrypt --filesystem=none volume.tc

Mount a volume prompting only for its password:

$ veracrypt -t -k "" --protect-hidden=no volume.hc /media/veracrypt1

Dismount a volume:

$ veracrypt -d volume.tc

Dismount all mounted volumes:

$ veracrypt -d

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